Just Food For Dogs – Diet Transition

Diet Transition

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An Average Transition

Day 1-3 Day 4-7 Day 8-10 Day 11
Old Food 75% 50% 25% 0%
JFFD Food 25% 50% 75% 100%

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The time required to transition your dog from commercial dog food to fresh, high quality JustFoodForDogs can vary depending on the age and sensitivity of your dog, but in general it takes about 5-10 days.

Think of this transition as more of a detox. For many dogs it will be the first introduction to preservative-free whole food so as a rule of thumb, go slow, as there is no need to rush the transition.

Once your dog is fully transitioned onto a whole food diet, the need for transition is over. He or she is free to enjoy all our recipes.

Once your dog has acclimated to JustFoodForDogs you will probably notice significant improvements. Even “premium dog food” and “healthy dog food” brands contain a staggering volume of indigestible ingredients, preservatives, chemicals, etc.
You will likely experience one or more of the following signs within weeks of converting to JustFoodForDogs:

  • Healthy, soft, shiny coat
  • Abundant energy
  • Brightness in the eyes
  • Good muscle tone
  • Little to no ‘doggie odor’
  • Well-formed stool
How long will it take my dog to transition completely to JFFD?
It can vary depending on the age and sensitivity of the dog but in general about 5-10 days. Think of this transition as more of a detox. For many dogs it will be the first introduction to preservative-free whole food so as a rule of thumb, go slow, as there is no need to rush the transition. Once your dog is fully transitioned onto a whole food diet, the need for transitioning is over. He or she is free to enjoy all our recipes!
What is the transition like for my dog?
Most dogs transition very easily. Some dogs with more sensitive stomachs experience slight discomfort (loose stool, upset stomach) which is perfectly normal, so please do not worry. Simply scale back the percentage of JFFD to old food, and transition a bit slower. Nothing replaces the watchful eye of a loving pet parent, so if you have any questions please give us a call.
When my dog seems hungry for more food should I feed him more?
Dogs generally love food, and ESPECIALLY love our food. The JFFD feeding guidelines, like all feeding guidelines, are approximate and subject to a given dog’s age, activity level and metabolism. With that in mind, begging probably has more to do with loving the food than needing the nutrients. If he begins to lose or gain unexpected weight then simply adjust the amount incrementally until his weight stabilizes. Always consult with a veterinarian to ensure proper weight management.
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